Dr. Qian's Teaching Philosophy


Pre-College Students 


1. We will build up your musical confidence with solid fundamental skills such as scales, articulation, and tone color control. 

2. I strive for straightforward communication and a caring teaching style.

3. No sugar-coating!  I am not your best friend, but I might be one of the best teachers you have ever met.


4. Communicating with your parents is a must.


5. Work smart and practice in an efficient way.


6. Students must have good grades in all classes.

7. Your parents are always right; love them instead of . . . . 


8. Be competitive with yourself, not with others, because we are all unique individuals.


9. The goal of lessons is to help you to reach your full potential.

I will train you as a musician.  A clarinet is just a musical tool.